Melbourne has been named the world’s most liveable city for the sixth consecutive year by the annual Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index.
The EIU’s Liveability Ranking assesses living conditions in 140 cities across the globe by assigning a rating across five broad categories, including: stability; healthcare; culture and environment; education; and infrastructure.
Known as Australia’s cultural, shopping, music and nightlife capital, and revered for its unique laneways, parks and gardens and creative communities – Melbourne has enjoyed the top spot in the list for six years in a row.
Each year, Melbourne offers a world-class calendar of major events across the sport, entertainment, culture, industry and lifestyle sectors which add to the city’s atmosphere, appeal and awesomeness!
Melbourne’s serious culinary credentials have also been acknowledged with the recent announcement that the city will host the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in 2017, becoming only the second city outside of London to host the prestigious awards.
The city has posted impressive visitation statistics in recent years with a 13% increase (to 2.3 million) in international visitors and an increase in domestic overnight visitors of 3.4% to 8.3 million year in the year ending March 2016.